Thursday, July 28, 2016

Review: ‘Bad Moms,’ a Comedy of Outrage Pegged to Smother Mothers


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The film is a funny, giddy, sentimental laugh-in from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who wrote the 2009 hit “The Hangover.”

What Would Mrs. Brady Do? ‘Bad Moms’ Takes on Modern Motherhood


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The actresses who act out in the new film about the struggles of modern-day mothers discuss the pitfalls of trying to be the perfect mom.

In Films Like ‘Nerve,’ Players Become Pawns


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Here’s a look at Hollywood plots constructed as games that unfold from the perspective of a central player.

Who’ll Save the World? Maybe the Misfits of ‘Suicide Squad’


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The film, directed by David Ayer, is “a little morally challenged” as its colorful roster of second-tier criminals explores some gray areas.

Mohamed Khan, Egyptian Filmmaker, Dies at 73


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Mr. Khan drew popular and critical acclaim for his neorealist films, which focused on social ills and often featured feminist protagonists.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Review: In ‘Jason Bourne,’ a Midlife Crisis for a Harried Former Assassin


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Matt Damon returns in a film in which geopolitics and technology are scaffolding for what is essentially a story about human resources challenges in a large bureaucracy.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review: Hieronymus Bosch, for Whom the Devil Was Always in the Details


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Pieter van Huystee’s new documentary chronicles the preparation for a historic museum show and the quest to authenticate several paintings as Bosch’s work.

Review: In ‘Nerve,’ a Shy Girl Seduced by the Internet


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Tired of playing it safe, a high-school senior joins a reality-style online game that soon escalates into dangerous stunts.

Production Company Guilty in Harrison Ford’s ‘Star Wars’ Injury


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Two years after Mr. Ford’s leg was broken and ankle dislocated, a Disney subsidiary has accepted responsibility for workplace safety breaches.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Marni Nixon, the Singing Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86


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Ms. Nixon was the ghost singer for actresses in many of Hollywood’s most famous musicals, from “The King and I” to “West Side Story” to “My Fair Lady.”

Famed Oak Tree From ‘Shawshank Redemption’ Is Toppled by Heavy Winds


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The tree was one of the enduring symbols from the 1994 prison-escape film and attracted thousands of visitors each year to Lucas, Ohio.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Comic-Con Fans Find Diversity With ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Captain Marvel’


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The convention, which attracts roughly 140,000 people to downtown San Diego every July, also introduced a new trailer for “Wonder Woman.”

‘Star Trek Beyond’ Wins the Domestic Box Office


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The film took in about $59.6 million at domestic theaters over the weekend, a solid debut for one of Hollywood’s most timeworn franchises.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Review: In ‘Quitters,’ a Teenager as Sinister as Iago


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Noah Pritzker’s film stars Ben Konigsberg as a defiant son who moves out of his troubled family’s home and pursues an egotistic, amoral path.

Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Gives Comic-Con Its Moment of Gravity


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A new trailer, a showing of “Snowden” and some unusual swag accompanied Mr. Stone’s appearance.

Review: In ‘Ice Age: Collision Course,’ a Squirrel Reorders the Universe


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The fifth movie in the “Ice Age” franchise includes endless wisecracks and family-values twaddle, but the 3-D animation packs some punch.

Review: In ‘The Childhood of a Leader,’ a Monster Made, Not Born


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The movie, set in France just after World War I, follows a boy with problems and delivers a sense of foreboding.

Review: All Aboard ‘Train to Busan’ for Zombie and Class Warfare


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Yeon Sang-ho’s film, set on a South Korean bullet train, pits passengers against the spastic undead.

Review: Warm Burst of Romantic Bliss in ‘Summertime’


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A film about the struggle for sexual freedom and women’s rights, and also about the power of region, class and custom in the lives of its characters.

What Did It Take to Make ‘Equity,’ a Film About Women on Wall Street?


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The budget for the financial thriller, which stars Anna Gunn of “Breaking Bad” and opens on July 29, was raised from 25 female investors.

‘Wicked,’ the Movie, Coming December 2019


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A screen version of the Broadway musical “Wicked” has finally been scheduled for release by Universal Pictures.

Review: ‘The Seventh Fire’ Explores Drug Abuse on an Indian Reservation


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A searing documentary that shows the bleak lives of two residents of Pine Point, an Ojibwe village in northern Minnesota.

Review: In ‘Lights Out’ an Invisible Friend Turns Malicious


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The director David F. Sandberg extracts maximum frights from a simple concept: an entity that appears in the dark and vanishes in the light.
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